The value of giving Christmas gifts

The value of giving Christmas gifts

RALEIGH — Among the pagan-inspired customs of the Christmas season now appears to be the ritualistic burning of the straw man. Specifically, I r...

December 13th, 2017 |  


Partisanship absent in court rulings

Partisanship absent in court rulings

The last batch of N.C. Supreme Court opinions for 2017 confirms what court watchers have witnessed during the rest of the year: A change in the court&...

December 12th, 2017 updated: December 12th, 2017. |  


How toys saved Christmas

How toys saved Christmas

RALEIGH — Josephus Daniels, one of the most prominent North Carolinians of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, played a key role in a story ...

December 11th, 2017 |  


Robeson should embrace ISD

Robeson should embrace ISD

Earlier this year, the N.C. State Board of Education and Superintendent of Public Instruction launched the Innovative School District, an entity creat...

December 9th, 2017 |  


Failure no option at Southside

Failure no option at Southside

I was heartened by the community meeting that was held on Nov. 28 at the Expo Center in Rowland regarding the Innovative School District (ISD). The ou...

December 8th, 2017 |  


76 years later, Pearl Harbor still has stories to tell

76 years later, Pearl Harbor still has stories to tell

On this Pearl Harbor Day, the story of my father, now deceased, provides a link between two ships, the USS Maine and the USS Arizona, which suffered a...

December 7th, 2017 |  


The epidemic of sexual abuse

The epidemic of sexual abuse

Recent news coverage has been dominated by reports of sexual harassment and abuse committed by famous and powerful men. Nearly every day another polit...

December 6th, 2017 |  


Transit will waste tax dollars

Transit will waste tax dollars

RALEIGH — North Carolina is urbanizing. One of its urban areas, Charlotte, has an extensive transit system that includes rail lines. Another urb...

December 6th, 2017 |  


UNC must lead in free speech

UNC must lead in free speech

The college students of today are the leaders of tomorrow. What will become of our republic if they are incapable of civil discourse and debate? And w...

December 5th, 2017 |  


An Interstate 74 key to future

An Interstate 74 key to future

U.S. 74 is the primary highway through North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District. While some folks only know it as the route to the beach, thi...

December 2nd, 2017 |